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Container Overturns on Mumbai-Pune Expressway, 2 Dead

Container Overturns (symbolic picture)
Container Overturns (symbolic picture)

 

Mumbai (August 21,2023) : A container overturned on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway on Monday, killing two people and injuring several others. The accident occurred near the Khandala tunnel, around 80 kilometers from Mumbai. The container was carrying a load of steel rods when it overturned, crushing two cars that were driving behind it. The drivers of the cars were killed on the spot. Several other people were injured and taken to a nearby hospital.

The cause of the accident is not yet known, but police believe that the driver of the container may have dozed off at the wheel. The expressway was closed for several hours after the accident, but has since been reopened.

The accident is a reminder of the dangers of driving on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway, which is one of the busiest highways in India. Traffic accidents are common on the expressway, and often result in fatalities. The authorities have urged motorists to be careful while driving on the expressway and to avoid driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. They have also asked motorists to be aware of the weather conditions and to slow down if it is raining.

The accident has also raised questions about the safety of the Mumbai-Pune Expressway. The expressway is in need of repairs, and there have been calls for the authorities to take steps to improve safety on the highway. The authorities have promised to take action to improve safety on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway. They have said that they will install more speed breakers and warning signs, and that they will also increase the number of traffic police patrolling the highway. 

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